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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Rag(e)ing, -ine, -ene, Raiging, ppl. adj. [e.m.E. ragyne (1483), -ing(e. Cf. Rageand ppl. adj.] That rages, in the senses of Rag(e v.

a. Mad; insane. b. Of an animal: ? Wild; ? ravening. c. Boisterous; turbulent; unrestrained. Of ale: ? Fermenting vigorously. d. Furious; frenzied.a. 1558-66 Knox II 136.
Kynge Charles … Endit at ones ragine and daft
b. 1572 Bann. Memor. 270.
Ragene wolfes
c. a1578 Pitsc. I 192/35.
The raiging sea
c1590 Fowler I 72/154.
And brusteth furth his rageing sobbs
1603 Philotus 433.
The raging low … That dois my breist and body al combure
a1658 Durham Commandments (1675) 276.
A sort of raging unsetledness in the thought
16.. Adv. MS 22.2.11 (Nat. Lib.).
Steepe thrie pyntis of raging now eale
d. 1686 G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 71.
Whilk set the raging rabble daft

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